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  • Diane von Furstenberg in SF | SFLUXE

    Diane von Furstenberg in SF

    DVF (pointing), with Vanessa Getty, Andre Leon Talley and Kathryn Lasater at Saks. (Katy Raddatz for SF Chronicle.) He said she’s not a designer. She said he’s a “good draper.” (Meoooww!) Things may be getting tense at Diane von Furstenberg. While visiting San Francisco last week, the designer reacted to […] More

  • Making an Entrance... | SFLUXE

    Making an Entrance…

    San Francisco “It Girl” Brittanie Mountz arriving at the Goyard party at Cafe de la Presse last week (had he been there, would Gavin be left holding the bag?) Photograph by Drew Altizer. More

  • Viktor & Rolf in SF | SFLUXE 2

    Viktor & Rolf in SF

    Sabrina Buell hosted a small party for designers Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren, who visited San Francisco last week to launch their new perfume. Here they are with Vanessa Getty. Photo: Gene X Hwang [Orange Exposure] More

  • Chanel & Claiborne's LBD | SFLUXE

    Chanel & Claiborne’s LBD

    Last week the Chanel boutique and Claiborne Swanson (of Beau boutique) co-hosted a party at John Traina’s home in celebration of the 80th birthday of the Little Black Dress. Claiborne looked fabulous in her new little black dress from Chanel. But the best moment of the evening was seeing Vanessa […] More

  • Breaking News: Mayor Lets Hair Down

    Gavin Newsom turned heads Tuesday night at a party put on by the Gap. Exclusive photo by Drew Altizer. See more photos of Gavin showing off his new ‘do here and here. More

  • Galanos at Sorokko | SFLUXE

    Galanos at Sorokko

    Since his retirement in 1998, the masterful designer James Galanos has taken up art photography. He makes paper collages, then photographs them in his home studio (one of his images, available for purchase from the Sorokko Gallery, is shown above.) The first-ever show of his photography will be held this […] More

  • Chicest Dress at the Ball | SFLUXE

    Chicest Dress at the Ball

    We have no idea who this marvellous woman on the right is, but we adore her. Her dress is so kooky-chic. It’s like something from the ’30s, rather vampish but playful. Photo: From the San Francisco Opera, by Drew Altizer More

  • Most Elegant | SFLUXE

    Most Elegant

    Tatiana Sorokko looking elegant and dramatic in an art nouveau inspired dress at the SF Opera. Photo: Courtesy of Drew Altizer. More

  • SF Students on National Stage | SFLUXE

    SF Students on National Stage

    September 9th will be a very big day for some of San Francisco’s most talented young design students. It is then that MFA graduates of the Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion will debut their collections on the runway at New York’s Bryant Park as part of New York […] More

  • Nordstrom Show a Hit | SFLUXE

    Nordstrom Show a Hit

    SFluxe had a great time last week at Nordstrom’s Fall 2006 Designer Preview show. While the clothing shown on the runway lacked the theatricality that really makes a fashion show pop, the overall production was fabulous and the audience seemed to have a good time (afterall, the show was meant […] More

  • Confessions from the Velvet Ropes | SFLUXE

    Confessions from the Velvet Ropes

    San Francisco isn’t much of a velvet ropes town. Unlike New Yorkers, people here are a bit less neurotic about how their social status is gauged by which table they sit at at which restaurant, whether they’re seated front row at a fashion show, how many times their name appears […] More

  • SF in the Times | SFLUXE 1

    SF in the Times

    Two figures from San Francisco society appeared this weekend in the New York Times. First, Vanessa Getty. Looking beautiful in an ad for Judith Leiber, Mrs. Getty was cited as an example of socialites who pose for luxury companies. The Times’ Eric Wilson cheekily noted that “Rich people, it turns […] More

  • Today SF, tomorrow Seychelles | SFLUXE 1

    Today SF, tomorrow Seychelles

    Donna with Jo Schuman Silver and Denise Hale She’s in a Seychelles state of mind. Fiji, Bali, Seychelles, and Kenya were on Donna Karan‘s travel itinerary last week after stopping off in San Francisco for the Nordstrom fashion show at the DeYoung. Jim Shi from Fashion Week Daily reports on […] More

  • Out with... Tatiana and Serge Sorokko | SFLUXE 1

    Out with… Tatiana and Serge Sorokko

    Merla Zellerbach of the Nob Hill Gazette had a chat with Tatiana Sorokko recently about her husband’s sexy new status as a Chevalier: Russian-born and Grant Ave. gallery owner Serge Sorokko is sporting a small green insignia in his lapel that designates him a Chevalier des Artes et Lettres from […] More

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